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September 17, 2013
Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to visit Maryland in person to encourage local business leaders to move their companies to the Lone Star State ( "Gov. Rick Perry to visit Maryland with pitch for Texas," Sept. 12). While he's at it, he should remind them that their children will attend public schools run by a state board of education that insists on inserting creationism into the biology curriculum. Perhaps Governor Perry then can explain how substituting magic and superstition for science prepares Texas students for the high-tech jobs he covets.
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September 30, 2014
Every time I read another column by Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. claiming that "Obamacare" is a failure I nearly split my sides laughing ( "Affordable Care Act lies," Sept. 21). Tell that story to America's hospitals, which are saving $5.7 billion this year alone. Why such huge savings? Because in states that have expanded Medicaid, hospital bills are getting paid. In states that haven't expanded Medicaid, however, unpaid hospital bills are still costing billions - $5.5 billion in Texas alone where Rick Perry, the Republican governor and perennial loser presidential candidate, has refused to expand his state's Medicaid system and hospitals are kept afloat with property taxes.
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Susan Reimer | October 8, 2012
You've got to love Texas. Texas, the state that likes to remind the rest of the nation that it is bigger than England and France combined and was an independent republic before it deigned to be a state. Texas, the state that gave us both the money to fund the tea party and Gov. Rick Perry, the one-time presidential hopeful who said recently, "Let me go on the record as saying I believe in Satan," and that the evil one was working through the "secularists and the left. " Yep. You've got to love Texas, back in the headlines again because two high school girls in Springtown were paddled by a male vice principal hard enough to raise welts.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 24, 2014
A truism: Almost nobody looks good in his booking photo. That said, the 47th governor of Texas, one James Richard Perry, certainly gave it his best shot when he faced the camera at the Travis County Courthouse last week. The resultant image is ... not terrible. Perry is caught somewhere between a tight smile and an outright grimace, his mien taut with confidence and seriousness of purpose. Gazing on that photo, one cannot help but suspect that a transparently political indictment designed by his Democratic opponents to cripple this presumed presidential aspirant might actually help him instead.
ENTERTAINMENT
b staff | September 14, 2011
I wanna say thank you to the person who found my license and mailed it back to me. Good to know somebody here has common sense. Have you noticed Subway commercials always make it look so good? And advertisers on the radio talk about “meat piled up,” but when you get there, they don't want to give you any meat. Am I the only one seeing this? C'mon, Subway, we need more meat. Quiznos, here I come. The end of the world scenario I most fear is being stuck on a desert island with John-John Williams.
NEWS
September 18, 2013
When I heard that Texas Gov. Rick Perry was making a trip to Maryland to lure businesses out of our state, I had to laugh out loud ( "Gov. Rick Perry to visit Maryland with pitch for Texas," Sept. 12). Mr. Perry has visited Illinois, Missouri, Connecticut, New York, Kansas and other states. I've been working in Texas on a temporary contract with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. since 2010, but I'm returning to Maryland next year. It's my home and where I will retire, and Maryland businesses need to know the truth about Texas.
NEWS
September 11, 2013
Oh, Rick Perry. How we've missed you. The hair. The boots. Seems like there was a third thing, but we forget. The Texas governor's flameout in the 2012 Republican nominating process came well before Maryland's GOP primary - I mean, how early do we have to hold it next time? - but fortunately, that has not left us completely bereft of his charm and intellect. This week, Maryland joins a handful of other states that Mr. Perry has chosen to grace with the good news that, should we grow tired of the Land of Pleasant Living, we would be more than welcome in his Land of Peasant Living.
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By Jules Witcover | July 18, 2014
 President Obama's yearning to become a peacetime president continues to be frustrated by the reality on the ground in the Middle East, and by Republicans' zeal to capitalize on it politically at home. The disintegration of Iraq, the emergence of a new extremist "Islamic State," a deepening of the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate and more Russian mischief in Ukraine all have combined to challenge the Obama Doctrine of selective use of power in foreign policy. As the Middle East crumbles, the GOP'swould-be 2016 presidential hopefuls have commenced kibitzing.
NEWS
September 16, 2013
Move to a state that would elect a bozo like Rick Perry governor? Twice? Don't make me laugh. Herman Meyer, Towson
NEWS
September 26, 2011
I'd like to quote Texas Gov. Rick Perry to all those backward thinking demagogues in Maryland, both Democratic and Republican, who promulgated the referendum against the Maryland Dream Act: "If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they've been brought there by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart. " It is probably the only time in my life where I am going to agree with Governor Perry. But I take my hat off to him to call out these Marylanders (not to mention the other Republican candidates for president down in the polls and motivated by the same demagoguery we see in Maryland)
NEWS
Jules Witcover | August 1, 2014
 For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so contended in 1952, has a conspicuous outsider run away with the prize. Patience nearly always has been rewarded for party stalwarts, whether it was Richard Nixon in 1960, Barry Goldwater in 1964, Nixon again in 1968, Gerald Ford in 1976, Ronald Reagan in 1980, the senior George Bush in 1988, Bob Dole in 1996, the junior George Bushin 2000, John McCain in 2008 or Mitt Romney in 2012.
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By David Horsey | July 22, 2014
I know it's disturbingly early to get into this, but here is my out-of-nowhere prediction for the 2016 presidential race: Hillary Clinton vs. Rand Paul. Ms. Clinton is an easy pick. She was on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart on Tuesday night looking relaxed, engaged and quick-witted. Mr. Stewart spent most of the time trying to box her into admitting she is running for president. Ms. Clinton made no announcement, of course, but she gave not a single signal that would suggest she will not be a candidate.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | July 18, 2014
 President Obama's yearning to become a peacetime president continues to be frustrated by the reality on the ground in the Middle East, and by Republicans' zeal to capitalize on it politically at home. The disintegration of Iraq, the emergence of a new extremist "Islamic State," a deepening of the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate and more Russian mischief in Ukraine all have combined to challenge the Obama Doctrine of selective use of power in foreign policy. As the Middle East crumbles, the GOP'swould-be 2016 presidential hopefuls have commenced kibitzing.
NEWS
By David Horsey | May 6, 2014
After six decades of doing business in California, Toyota is moving its North American headquarters to Texas. That means 3,000 of the carmaker's jobs will be leaving Torrance and going to Plano, perhaps convincing California officials they should stop Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the border the next time he attempts to come to the Golden State for another raid on businesses. Toyota's surprise relocation will throw more gasoline on the burning argument about which state is a better economic model for the nation. California and Texas, two giant, powerhouse states that could stand on their own among the world's biggest economies, are seen as the perfect contrast between a high-regulation blue state and a low regulation red state.
SPORTS
September 24, 2013
I guess we should be used to the ongoing incompetence and mismanagement that is Baltimore City, but it certainly is a depressing spectacle to watch our city "leaders" stumble from one screw-up to the next. I was thrilled when we finally got a first-class race event (for Americans, anyway) with the Baltimore Grand Prix, and I was looking forward to a long run as a successful race venue with other famous racing venues like Long Beach and Montreal. But leave it to the incompetent half-wits down at City Hall to pull the plug just when the ball finally started rolling ("City moves to replace Grand Prix of Baltimore," Sept.
NEWS
September 18, 2013
When I heard that Texas Gov. Rick Perry was making a trip to Maryland to lure businesses out of our state, I had to laugh out loud ( "Gov. Rick Perry to visit Maryland with pitch for Texas," Sept. 12). Mr. Perry has visited Illinois, Missouri, Connecticut, New York, Kansas and other states. I've been working in Texas on a temporary contract with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. since 2010, but I'm returning to Maryland next year. It's my home and where I will retire, and Maryland businesses need to know the truth about Texas.
NEWS
May 21, 2005
On May 19, 2005, KYLE PERRY, beloved husband of the late Barbara J. Perry, devoted father of Coleen Rodberg, Maureen Nickey and Rick Perry, loving grandfather of Kevin Nickey, Jennifer Laanisto and Ryan Perry, brother of Reba Davis, Loreane Brooks, Opal Standifer, Fay Burk, Dorothy Seal and the late Mack Brewer. Family will receive friends Friday 7 to 9 P.M. at HARRY H. WITZKE'S FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City. A Graveside Service will be held Saturday 11 A.M. at Columbia Memorial Park where Interment will follow.
NEWS
By David Horsey | May 6, 2014
After six decades of doing business in California, Toyota is moving its North American headquarters to Texas. That means 3,000 of the carmaker's jobs will be leaving Torrance and going to Plano, perhaps convincing California officials they should stop Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the border the next time he attempts to come to the Golden State for another raid on businesses. Toyota's surprise relocation will throw more gasoline on the burning argument about which state is a better economic model for the nation. California and Texas, two giant, powerhouse states that could stand on their own among the world's biggest economies, are seen as the perfect contrast between a high-regulation blue state and a low regulation red state.
NEWS
September 17, 2013
Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to visit Maryland in person to encourage local business leaders to move their companies to the Lone Star State ( "Gov. Rick Perry to visit Maryland with pitch for Texas," Sept. 12). While he's at it, he should remind them that their children will attend public schools run by a state board of education that insists on inserting creationism into the biology curriculum. Perhaps Governor Perry then can explain how substituting magic and superstition for science prepares Texas students for the high-tech jobs he covets.
NEWS
September 16, 2013
Move to a state that would elect a bozo like Rick Perry governor? Twice? Don't make me laugh. Herman Meyer, Towson
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